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Tyco hires new fire, security division head

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05/01/2003

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - As a result of more accounting issues, this time in its European Fire & Security division, Tyco officials last month announced that it had fired division head Jerry Boggess and replaced him with the chief of another Tyco division.

Officials gave no specific reason for Boggess’ departure, but the termination follows a reorganization of the European fire and security division under a single management team and the compliance of that business to certain accounting and other policies, according to the company.

Gauge company to extinguish need for 30 day inspections

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05/01/2003

ROCKLAND, Mass. - A pressure gauge manufacturer that supplies the industry’s top fire extinguisher makers is set to roll out a new gauge apparatus designed to monitor the extinguisher’s pressure and location through a monitored fire alarm or security control panel.

Las Vegas fire debate nears formal resolution

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04/01/2003

LAS VEGAS - A controversial policy introduced more than a year ago to institute verified response for fire alarms here is near a formal resolution between fire officials and alarm industry representatives, according to local fire officials.

A series of meetings and communications between officials at the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association have resulted in a document that will be distributed to alarm industry officials and local alarm companies.

Bill seeks to change building code

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04/01/2003

AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill before the Maine legislature is seeking to change the building code that fire companies and the construction industry in the state adhere to.

Under the bill, Maine’s different municipalities, which now subscribe to codes individually chosen by the municipality, would all meet the requirements of the Building Officials Code Administrators International, known as the BOCA code.

Gentex reports profit increase of 43 percent

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04/01/2003

ZEELAND, Mich. - Commercial fire products manufacturer Gentex reported record revenues and an increase of 43 percent in net income for the fourth quarter of 2002 ending Dec.

Delaware fire bill introduced

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04/01/2003

DOVER, Del. - A bill that would institute tighter restrictions on false fire alarms around the state remains under review by the House Public Safety Committee, after its introduction to state legislators in February.

Electrical shop turns to fire, security

Firm partners with manufacturers to boost fire revenue
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04/01/2003

PORTLAND, Maine - A small electrical contractor based here is making its mark in the local fire systems installation market, signing on with national equipment manufacturers and adding some additional staff to help grow the business.

Town & Country Electric, based here, now brings in about 20 percent of its gross sales in fire installations, but would like to boost that number up to 100 percent, said Larry McMahon, president of Town & Country.

NFPA calls for meeting following nightclub deaths

SSN Staff  - 
04/01/2003

QUINCY, Mass. - The National Fire Protection Association in late February called on its code writers to convene in a meeting to discuss the life safety issues surrounding two deadly nightclub accidents that occurred less than a week apart.

Briefs

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03/01/2003

NFPA to offer building code seminar
QUINCY, Mass. - A two-day seminar on NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code will be held May 16 and 17 before the opening of the 2003 NFPA World Safety Conference & Exposition in Dallas, which runs May 18 through May 21.

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SSN News Poll November 2014

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's CEDIA Expo is a home technology trade show with products and training related to audio, video, control, security and networking—and it's growing. CEDIA says the 2014 event, held Sept. 10-13 in Denver, had more than 18,500 attendees, an increase of 3 percent, and floor space increased 14 percent for the 480 exhibitors. But is this show growing in importance for the security industry? Tell us what you think.

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